Solving Scientific Puzzles

We collected pulsar search data from the countryside telescope on state-of-the-art Exabyte 8-millimetre tape cartridges that could hold roughly 16 gigabytes of data. That seemed like a lot to us back then!

In the end, scientific progress over the next 50 years will continue simply because of that age-old, strictly human love of solving puzzles, that familiar joy in filling in the last crossword box or in delicately placing that last jigsaw piece to reveal a beautiful image.”